Origin of the Baldwin Apple

Some part of the confusion regarding the origin of the Baldwin apple seems to be that the Pecker, Woodpecker or Late Baldwin, presumably a sport, was mistaken for the original variety.

Kittredge (1835)

Hovey (1852)

Canadian Horticulturist (1895)

Late Baldwin or Woodpecker Apple (1852)

Fowler: Woodpecker (1852)

Baldwin Apple (1888)